Description official descriptions
EVE Online is an online RPG which is set in a futuristic galaxy. The main focus of the game is open-ended space travel including combat, territorial control, trade and politics. In the beginning of the game, you create your character, choosing one of the available empires and races (EVE has no classes, anyone can learn any skill), and customizing the way the character looks. Then you are given a space ship, allowing you to begin exploring the game world. One of your main goals in the game is to upgrade your ship in order to be able to defeat space pirates and other players. Most items in the galaxy are player-made, and there is a robust economy. By obtaining money from mining, exterminating NPCs, or cunning market trading, you may also increase your character's skills (for example, Mining, Survey, Refining, Drone operation, weapons skills, and more). Unlike most other RPGs, leveling up does not depend on the amount of foes you have defeated, but requires you to train for a certain period of time, dependent on your stats. Training continues even while logged off.
- 星战前夜 - Simplified Chinese spelling
Credits (Windows version)
459 People (446 developers, 13 thanks) · View all
|[ full credits ]|
|Cover scans||Geamandura (2331)||2010-01-08 23:45:58|
1001 Video Games
Eve Online appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
An update deployed on 5th December 2007 with premium graphics content managed to overwrite the base boot.ini file of Windows system, ruining the entire operating system. One day later the development team released an update to correct the issue.
None of the original development team had worked in the gaming industry before starting on EVE Online.
Logged in users
EVE Online repeatedly broke its own record of concurrent accounts logged on to one server in a MMO Game. As of January 2008, it stands at 45,186.
Since 2005, EVE Online boasts its own official print magazine called EON. Sold via the official website the magazine is published every three months.
- 2003 – Best Graphics of the Year (PC)
Related Sites +
An Introduction to Eve Online
IMG feature guide intended for beginning players and those interested in the game.
As the Solar Systems Turn
An Apple Games article, archived on the author's website, about the Macintosh version of <em>EVE Online</em>. The article provides a descriptive overview of the game with commentary from the game's Producer, Lína Ingvarsdóttir, in addition to an introduction to the races and background of the world of EVE, recommendations for other games the player might enjoy, and general system information (November, 2007).
Official Web Site
EVE Online Ships
A database of EVE Online ships with screenshots, attributes and all kinds of data for every playable EVE ship.
Mac Gamer Interview
The Mac Gamer interviews Associate Producer Arend Stührmann about the development and release of the Macintosh version of <em>EVE Online</em> (July 7th, 2008).
A (largely) unscored review of the Macintosh version of the game by NZMac, a New Zealand Apple site (Jan. 15, 2010).
- MobyGames ID: 10063
Know about this game? Add your expertise to help preserve this entry in video game history!
Contributors to this Entry
Game added by Mike Wallis.
Browser added by Sciere. Macintosh, Linux added by Kabushi.
Additional contributors: MAT, emanjonez, Unicorn Lynx, zzzapatero, Zeppin, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.
Last modified March 24th, 2023.